ASBO for Grantham street drinker

Street drinker Richard Conboy has been handed an ASBO.
Street drinker Richard Conboy has been handed an ASBO.
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A “troublesome” street drinker often seen boozing in Grantham has been slapped with an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO).

Richard Conboy, of Redmile Walk in Grantham, must now follow strict rules which ban him from drinking in Grantham and from entering parts of the town altogether

The two-year ASBO was made on the back of a conviction made on Friday as the owner of a dangerously out of control dog that injured a council housing officer. The officer was bitten on the leg and had to go to hospital for treatment. Conboy, 32, was handed a conditional discharge at Lincoln Crown Court.

The ASBO was obtained following a partnership between South Kesteven District Council and Lincolnshire Police.

SKDC community safety officer Sandy Kavanagh said: “We work closely with the police and other agencies to deal with individuals who exploit vulnerable people and whose behaviour blights their lives and causes harassment, alarm and distress.

“We have worked for some considerable time to kerb the behaviour of this troublesome street drinker and an ASBO has now been obtained as a last resort.”

Under the terms of the ASBO, Conboy, who was involved in a series of anti-social behaviour incidents in the town, must now abide by seven conditions which will be in force until March 7, 2015. He must not:

* Consume alcohol within the whole of the Grantham area covered by the designated public places order

* Possess any container of alcohol on which the manufacturer’s seal has been broken within the same area

* Be in the company of any person within the area who is in possession of a container of alcohol on which the manufacturer’s seal has been broken

* Enter The George Centre at any time

* Enter the building or grounds of Welham Court, The Waterfront, Welham Street, Grantham, at any time

* Enter the grounds of the Riverside housing complex, Welham Street, Grantham, at any time

* Meet or have any contact with three named people

If he breaches any of the conditions without reasonable excuse he will be arrested and prosecuted and, if proved, can be sentenced to up to five years in prison.

* Anti-social behaviour should be reported to SKDC’s ASB team on 01476 406046.